Friday, 6 April 2018

Are we nearly there yet?

The work we’ve done over the past couple of weeks has made me think about the number of different iterations of the nursery area we’ve created.
Please let this be the last . . .

June 2010: In which we establish that EVERYTHING FROM THIS POINT ON IS MANAGEMENT'S FAULT 


















































































June 2012:  A distant memory is that this setup was fairly stable, but at the time just did not provide enough space.






























May 2014:  Sawhorses, pallets and netting.  Worked surprisingly well but was never level or stable enough to be really safe.



































February 2015:  a completely over-designed idea for "cold frames"
In the end, the only thing which was "wasted" was a few hours of LP's labour, we have reused all the materials


















It's welded in, "of course it won't be moved" 










































and finally - as it is now, just waiting on cleats and pulleys.




10 comments:

  1. The most useful area's evolve into a perfect solution as your post shows. My small garden has changed so many times. It looks really neat and tidy, and just the correct height, no back ache.

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    1. Thank you Marlene, definitely the right height - it was lovely to lift full plant trays in the other day and not have to bend :)

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  2. It's good to look back and see how your ideas develop, all trial and error. You work so hard on getting things just right.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, this was quite fun to put together, but did remind me how many times I have lugged heavy materials around!

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  3. My goodness, what an epic story, but then most things are trial & error in the long run. What works at one moment in time changes as we grow in knowledge (& age....ugh!), so we try another way which might work for us. Life is what it is & we're still trying to get around my back issues in this garden. Hope it the final one for you. Have a good weekend & take care.

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    1. Oh Susan, you know you have my hugest sympathies with your back problems making it hard to garden in your current location. Whilst going through old blog posts looking for the 'events' in this one I came across "a bit of a tumble" that, with hindsight, was probably the start of some of my shoulder problems here. It was over eight years ago and then took seven to get to the bottom of, so I do understand how bluddy it can all be when you want to do stuff but that body is just not co-operating. {{{huggles}}} xx

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  4. It’s amazing isn’t it how something that at first seems so perfect quickly becomes in satisfactory. Hope you have got there now.

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    1. Needs change over time Sue, as does the resources available.

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  5. Great to see your progress. You've done a great job. Are you there yet or do you think there may be more alterations to come? X

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    1. Thanks Jules, sorry it has taken me so long to reply :(
      Steel that has been welded together and concreted in is likely to be in place a while, I really don't want any more alterations !

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